28 Mar '16, 1pm

via @BrianForde

via @BrianForde

Announcing a $900,000 Bitcoin Developer Fund (click to tweet ) When we started the Digital Currency Initiative (DCI) at MIT, our goal was to create an environment that enabled diversity of work and thought on cryptocurrencies among students, researchers and open-source developers. Amidst block size debates and proclamations that Bitcoin is dead, we’re glad the first action we took was to offer positions in a neutral academic environment at the MIT Media Lab to Wlad, Cory and Gavin to continue their open-source development work on Bitcoin. When we offered these positions, we heard from companies and individuals with offers of financial support, which led to the creation of the Bitcoin Developer Fund. The goal of the fund is to cover salaries, travel and overall support of Bitcoin protocol development efforts, including events like the Scaling Bitcoin workshop series. Togeth...

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